Athea GAA


Sunday November 13:


Athea/Mountcollins Rangers 0-14         

Feohanagh/Knockaderry 0-03

Athea/Mountcollins Rangers U21s have qualified for the West Semi-final following a convincing win over Feohanagh/Knockaderry in Newcastle West on Sunday last. Athea/Mountcollins Rangers totally dominated the match from start to finish; we scored nine unanswered points in the first twenty five minutes all from play. James Ryan scoring five points, Mikie O’Mahony scoring two points and a point each for Stephen Cahill and Jason Kelly. Our backs led by Dylan Griffin at center back were outstanding. Time and time again they kept the oppositions forwards from scoring. Our mid field pairing of Jonathan Fitzgerald and Stephen Cahill were on top through-out the game. Feohanagh/Knockaderry pointed a free just before half-time to leave the score at the break Athea/Mountcollins Rangers 0-09, Feohanagh/Knockaderry 0-01. The second half continued like the first with James Ryan scoring another two points from play and his bother Sean increased our lead with another point with ten minutes gone in the half. An expected comeback from Feohanagh/Knockaderry did not materialise with Stephen Cahill and Mikie O’Mahony exchanging points with the opposition before the final whistle. The final score read Athea/Mountcollins Ranger 0-14, Feohanagh/Knockaderry 0-03.

Panel: Kieran Harnett, Conor Moroney, Jamie Lenihan, Micheál Ambrose, William Mullane, Dylan Griffin, Tommy Quaid, Jonathan Fitzgerald, Stephen Cahill(0-2), Jason Kelly(0-1), Mikie O’Mahony(0-03), Padraic Walsh, James Ryan(0-07), Daniel Brosnahan, Sean Ryan (0-01). Subs: Brian O’Connor, Jason Dalton, Denny Buckley, John Lenihan, Jack Denihan & Jack Vaughan.
Once again there was a large crowd at our card game in the Top of the Town bar on Monday night last. Joint winners with thirteen games were Mary Holland, John O’Connor and Tom Holly, Ciaran Griffin, Mary Ita Leahy and Stevie Leahy. The winners of the table prize were Jacqueline O’Connor, David O’Connor and Mike Sheahan. The raffle prize winners were John Scanlon, Teddy Ahern and Jackie Brouder. Many thanks to all those who supported our card game and we would be hoping to see you all again next week at the Top of the Town Bar 9pm sharp. All card players are more than welcome and we will hopefully see a few new faces. This is part of the clubs fundraising for the pitch development which to date has cost €130,000. All monies raised will go towards reducing the debt of the pitch development.

Club Draw:

We held our Club Draw at the Top of the Town Bar on Saturday night last. A big thank you to all those who have supported our draw again this year. The following were winners on the night:

€500 Pat Nolan, Upper Athea

€150 Julie Finucane, Athea

€150 Martin Healy, Coole West

€100 Moss Brouder, Knocknaboul

€100 Danny O’Connor, Lower Athea

€100 Athea National School

€100 Michael Hanrahan, Castlebar, Co.Mayo

€100 Pa Ahern Garrygloss, Athea

Seller’s prize: Kevin O’ Keeffe.
Next Draw will take place on Sat December 3 at Paul Collins Bar.

Lip Sync Battle:

Plans are at an advanced stage for our ‘Lip Sync Battle’ Fundraiser on February 4th at Devon Inn Hotel. Many acts have now confirmed their participation – a decision they most definitely will not regret. We are now appealing to the generous business community or indeed any generous individuals of West Limerick /North Kerry to act as main sponsors for the event. In return for €1000 in sponsorship we will offer:

Your business logo placed on all posters (100), tickets (600), roadside posters (10) & sponsorship cards (55)
Your business logo will also appear on all YouTube clips which will be published online throughout the rehearsal process and post-performance.

Your business will be mentioned on all press releases and will also be prominently displayed on the night.
Your business will also be frequently mentioned on our facebook page ‘Athea Gaa Lip Sync Fundraiser’ which currently has 1875 friends and continues to receives friend requests daily.
Our twitter page @Athea GAA which currently has 440 followers will feature your business name
Our new look website will feature your business name and
A DVD will also be recorded on the night which all main sponsors will feature in. This will ensure that long after the event is over, your business will continue to be advertised.
We very much hope to make our main sponsors a part of the event on the night so as an added bonus; we will also offer a VIP package which will include two complimentary tickets, front row seating and a complimentary DVD of the night.

As we prepare to enter the following phases of our development project, which includes the erection of a fence, flood lighting and a walking track, we are now offering an exciting and very new sponsorship opportunity.

Please send us a message on this or contact any member of the committee for more information.

Athea Coiste na nÓg 


U6 & U8:

U6 and U8 football coaching will begin shortly in the hall. All new players welcome. A text will be sent out confirming the time and date. There will be a charge of €2 per child. Gum shields are compulsory and all players are asked to bring their own bottle of water. Any questions please contact Jacqueline on 086-0670091.

Athea United Soccer

U14 Division 3 (Sat, Nov 12th)

Athea Utd       (1) 2        TJ Hunt, Daire O’Shea   

Ballingarry B  (1) 3       

Team: Gavin Mulvihill, Shane Scanlon, Brandon Finucane, Gavin Ambrose, Pierce O’Brien, Jack Vaughan, Daire O’Shea, Conor Mullane, Michael Tierney, Eoin O’Shea, Paric Enright, Dermot Pierse, Fergal Pierse, Cillian O’Connor, Gearoid O’Sullivan, David McEnery

Referee Paul O’Brien

Youths Division 1 (Sat, Nov 12th)

Athea Utd (2) 2   Gavin Relihan (2)

AK Utd (3) 3             

Team: David O’Sullivan, Seamus Leahy, Cillian Liston, Sean Ryan, Jack Vaughan, Cathal O’Brien, Adam Casey, Cian Enright Barry, Gavin Relihan, Joseph Dalton, Jayden Palmer

Referee Paul O’Brien

Premier Division 1 (Sun, Nov 13th)

Glin Rovers A (1) 4

Athea Utd (1) 1            Darren Murphy             

Team: Mark O’Connor, James Ryan, Jamie Collins, Padraig Reidy, Joe Vaughan, Sean Ryan, Ger Collins, Gerard Ahern, Kevin Murphy, Cillian O’Connor, Darren Murphy. Subs used Mike Reidy, Mathew Tierney, Ronan Hayes

Referee Paul O’Brien


Saturday, November 19th

U12s home to Killeaney at 2.30pm

Sunday, November 20th   

Juniors away to Ballingarry at 11.30am (Munster Junior)


U/10s on Mondays 7.15pm to 8.15pm

U/12s on Wednesdays 7pm to 8.15pm
U/14s Thursdays 7.30pm to 9pm
Youths on Wednesdays 6.30pm to 7.30pm
Juniors on Tuesdays 7.15pm to 8.30pm and Fridays 7.30pm to 9pm.


The results of our weekly lottery draw for Monday, November 14th are as follows –
Jackpot was €5,400. Numbers drawn 2, 17, 24, 32.

No Jackpot Winner.

Lucky dips to the following – Pat & Siobhan c/o Peadars. Marie Moynihan c/o Kostal.  Rita Hannon, Listowel. Maurice Curtin, Abbeyfeale. Eileen Kelly, Athea

Sellers Liz Gould & Top of the Town.
New Jackpot €5,500 at Peadar’s Bar on Monday, November 21st